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Monday, June 10th, 2019

By John Artym Last month I attended the 2019 Petroleum Safety Conference in Banff Alberta and had the opportunity to engage in the “SimOp/Concurrent operations” discussions in the context of several presentations and oil & gas industry workshops that occurred during the conference.
Tuesday, May 21st, 2019

Who Regulates Hazardous Products in Canada?  In Canada, hazardous products are regulated by Canada’s Hazardous Products Regulations (HPR), and Canada’s national hazard communication standard, the Workplace Hazardous Materials Information System (WHMIS).
Monday, April 29th, 2019

Chemscape’s SDS data entry and customer support department is requested to obtain SDSs in French and English for some employers. Chemscape is often asked by customers - what is the specific language requirements for the province or territory that my employees work in?
Wednesday, February 27th, 2019

The use of prescribed concentration ranges on an SDS – what you need to know as a Supplier and as a consumer. By Cara Pembroke, Health & Safety Information Team Lead at Chemscape
Thursday, February 7th, 2019

Deciding how to get started on chemical substitution and looking for information on chemical alternatives is a challenge for any business. Selecting an alternative is a change and as a result a Management of Change process approach should be used to find the best and most effective chemical substitute. 
Tuesday, January 29th, 2019

The implementation of effective chemical substitution policies and management practices at the workplace can deliver significant benefits in terms of protecting the health and safety of workers.
Wednesday, December 19th, 2018

On November 20, 2018, Chemscape travelled to Ft St John to hear the annual review for the Oil and Gas sector from WorkSafeBC and learn what their initiatives are in 2019. In 2018, the focus for enforcement was primarily fracking and drilling. In 2019, WorkSafeBC plans to expand this initiative to all areas of Oil and Gas including Pipeline Construction.
Tuesday, November 13th, 2018

Is there an SDS Expiry Date? The short answer is yes. Safety data sheets (SDS) continue to have expiry dates to protect workers and keep workplaces safe. When Does a SDS Expire? Under WHMIS 2015, SDSs expire when changes to a product are made. This replaces the previous 3-year expiration requirement.  
Tuesday, September 25th, 2018

What is an Exposure Control Plan (ECP)? An Exposure Control Plan (ECP) is a product of an organization’s chemical or health and safety management system that provides direction and expectations to prevent exposures to workers.
Wednesday, June 27th, 2018

Alberta Bill 30 makes a distinction between education and training as does WHMIS 2015. Chemscape breaks down the distinction between both and how you can develop your WHMIS program accordingly.
Tuesday, June 26th, 2018

When Is WHMIS Training Required? WHMIS training should be updated as necessary or when significant information has changed. WHMIS training should be provided by the employer when a new employee is hired during orientation.
Thursday, June 21st, 2018

What Employees Need WHMIS Training? The answer to who needs training and the extent of WHMIS education and training is something a company needs to consider. Everyone needs the basics.